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Hokkaido | 5.5h
Sapporo Western Architecture for Photo Lovers

Admire the western architecture, and take a break at a fancy cafe

Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido celebrates its 150th anniversary. It has many magnificent buildings. This tour takes you to much appealing Western architecture with a fancy interior. For the architect and photo-lovers in you, this tour is for you!
We will visit hotels with beautiful sculptures, a Western building made from rare stone such as Sapporo soft stone, and of course one of Sapporo's popular tourist spots, the red brick government building. 
Stop by at Hokkaido University, a niche spot for tourists. Find buildings with high historical value, that are not well known on campus. 
Let's go on a journey to discover beautiful western architecture with your otomo tour guide!


・Photogenic western architecture has been selected among many historical buildings in Sapporo. 
・Visit Hokkaido University, where Hokkaido's wisdom gathers.
・Different to a normal tour, spend more time at each western architecture to take photos of the photogenic spots without rushing.
・Your otomo guide will talk about the recommended photo spots. You'll be able to take the best photo spots even on your first visit!
・During the tour, stop by at fashionable cafes around the area.


・Hoheikan: This is a western building with a beautiful ultra marine blue and white appearance. One of Hokkaido’s oldest buildings, there is history of hotels, restaurants, and wedding halls etc. Take a step into the hall, where a profound world awaits. Take a glimpse of the intricate scuplturing techniques by the craftsmen of that era.
・Former Sapporo Court of Appeals: A Western style buidling made from Sapporo stone. It was used as a High Court in the past. This is a great spot in Sapporo which you will not have the opportunity to see in other tours. Take photos of this beautiful brick building, you’ll almost feel as though you are in Europe!
・ATELIER Morihiko: Based on the idea of a coffee museum. Offering a great atmosphere, it is a place loved by locals. Each coffee is carefully Neri dripped with a touch of bitterness. A great spot to take a break from the photography.
・Hokkaido University: The largest campus in Japan among national universities. The campus is almost 40% larger than other universities. Find historical buildings and nature. Don’t miss the photo opportunity!
・Former Government House (Akarenga): One of Hokkaido’s popular tourist spots, Akarenga. It was used as a government house when Hokkaido was first pioneered. A retro yet modern looking building, a very photogenic spot!


・This tour takes you around western architecture. There are many photogenic spots so we recommend you take a camera.
・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot.
・Lunch (dinner) is not included, however, meals can be purchased along the way.
・Some routes will be changed in the winter.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY2,000 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Sapporo Station infront of Nishi Midori no Madoguchi

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